The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales (Hardback)

Dan Spencer


This book explores the role of the castle in warfare in England and Wales, focusing on the period from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Henry VIII. Previous authors have tended to concentrate on the architecture of castles and on establishing a narrative of how castles changed throughout the Middle Ages, which can be characterised as their `rise and fall'. Instead this book adopts a new approach by discussing castles in relation to the military history of medieval England and Wales, with chapters covering specific conflicts such as the Normans, the twelfth century civil war, known as the Anarchy, War on the Frontiers, War with Scotland, The Owen Glendower Rebellion and the Wars of the Roses. It therefore combines two popular topics, medieval military history and castles, in one book. In this highly readable and groundbreaking book, the `story' of the castle is integrated into changes in warfare throughout this period providing us with a new understanding of their role.

Product Details

  • Product code: BLYYT
  • ISBN: 9781445662688
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.4cm x 15.6cm
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish date: Mon Jan 15 00:00:00 GMT 2018
  • Book points: 0


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